Before central heating systems made their way into our homes, people depended on fireplaces to keep their interiors warm during winter. These days, the modern heating system has made the fireplace redundant. However, fireplaces can add a lot of charm and character to your space. This is all the more true of trendy standalone stoves with their outstanding looks and modern design. Paired with the perfectly styled hearth plate, your fireplace can become the focal point of your room.
With the winter setting in, this is the right time to install a fireplace to recreate the elegance of old-world ambience. A fireplace with the right hearth will make your winter evenings extra special, cosy and extremely relaxing.
When it comes to choosing the right floor plate for your fireplace, slate hearths are an excellent option. Let’s take a look at the various advantages it offers.
Slate Hearths Have Stylish Looks
Slate is a fine-grained rock that can be cut and shaped into smooth and stylish pieces. It is available in shades of grey from dark to pale, which creates an aura of subdued sophistication in any space. However, slate can also be cyan, bluish, purple or even green in colour. The variations in colour offer you complete flexibility when using slate hearths for your fireplace.
Irrespective of your decor, you are sure a find a shade of slate that will be fit in perfectly with your interiors.
Slate hearths not only look stunningly beautiful but are high in performance too. Slate is totally fire proof and extremely energy efficient. It has great thermal stability, which means the heat does not transfer easily to the exterior of your fireplace.
Slate hearths are compatible with electricity, gas or solid fuels like coal or wood. What’s more, these hearths are extremely durable and resistant to staining. Slate is also inert to chemicals and does not encourage the growth of bacteria or fungus.
Easy to Install
Slate hearth plates are very easy to install. Simply choose the style and shape of your slate hearth from our collection and place your order. We will deliver your chosen hearth plate to your home or place of business in no time. Simply remove the slate hearth from the packing and place it on the floor and you’re done.
Low on Maintenance
Maintaining your slate hearth is easy and totally fuss-free. Since slate is fire proof, chemically inert and resistant to staining and bacterial growth, it does not require elaborate scrubbing or cleaning. Regular dusting is enough to keep your slate hearth plates bright and shining through the years.
Slate can be cut and crafted in different dimensions to suit various spaces. At Wharfe Valley Hearths, slate hearths are available in standard sizes that comply with the building regulations. Our slate hearths offer complete safety as they’re sure to catch any glowing embers and flying ash before they damage your floor.
And with different colour options, you can enjoy your unique bespoke fireplace with slate hearths that are available in different designs like semicircle, square or teardrop.